Chocolate is a necessary part of every season of the year and especially around the holidays. But if you’re trying to eat healthier, it’s not easy to find chocolate without a lot of sugar or junk in it. And organic chocolate bars are expensive!
Luckily it’s surprisingly easy to make your own homemade Paleo dark chocolate right at home. Today I’ll show you how to make a mint dark chocolate version that’s perfect for the holiday season or any time you’re in the mood for that delightful minty flavor!
This simple 4-ingredient recipe for Paleo Mint Dark Chocolate is based off my original Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe, the only difference is it’s peppermint flavored!
You don’t have to be an expert candymaker or baker to make homemade mint dark chocolate; it’s unbelievably simple!
Did I mention this Paleo Mint Dark Chocolate takes a mere 5 minutes to whip up?! It does require an additional 30 minutes or so of chill time but that’s easy peasy. Besides, you can lick out the bowl while you wait!
I personally prefer to make this mint dark chocolate with less sweetener – in this case maple syrup – because I try to eat very little sugar. And that’s one of the best parts about this homemade chocolate – you can make it as sweet or bitter as you prefer!
Easy Homemade Paleo Mint Dark Chocolate
This homemade dark chocolate is surprisingly easy to make and SO delicious!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: about 12 pieces 1x
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2–4 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1–1.5 tsp peppermint extract
- Melt the coconut oil and whisk all the ingredients together. Pour onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for about 20 minutes. Cut into small pieces and enjoy.
- Store in the fridge or the coconut oil will cause your chocolate to melt!
Mine turned out a bit soft, but it eats great right out of the fridge! And it tastes chocolatey – one thing I have really missed since going paleo. I have been diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder, so paleo is not a lifestyle choice, but more a necessity for me. So I really appreciate any simple recipes that I can incorporate into my daily routine and that don’t take a lot of prep – and that taste good like this.
Would you have a recipe for something like a peppermint patty that is paleo?
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t made this myself (it’s not my recipe) but you can try this – https://www.everydaymaven.com/paleo-peppermint-patties/